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Creative Writing Schools in Illinois

There are 11 Illinois schools offering creative writing programs. In 2010, 243 students graduated with degrees from Illinois creative writing schools. 146 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 97 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

280 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of students who US schools graduate from creative writing programs. Out of those, 146 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in creative writing and 97 with a degree at the master's level.

11 creative writing schools are located in this state. Of these, eight schools are private, while three schools are public. While private creative writing school tuition varies from $19,610 to $40,223, tuition at a public creative writing school varies from $8,752 to $13,096.

Average tuition for creative writing programs is $23,903. While the lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $8,752 per year, is at Chicago State University, the highest tuition for creative writing programs, which is $40,223 every year, is at Northwestern University.

Illinois schools offer certificates, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for students pursing creative writing.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

280 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing, on average, per year. This accounts for 4% of students who US schools graduate from creative writing programs. Out of those, 146 students graduated with a bachelor's level degree in creative writing and 97 with a degree at the master's level.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 0
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 0
  • Bachelor 2006: 111
  • Bachelor 2007: 120
  • Bachelor 2008: 145
  • Bachelor 2009: 131
  • Bachelor 2010: 146
  • Master 2006: 135
  • Master 2007: 134
  • Master 2008: 173
  • Master 2009: 162
  • Master 2010: 97

Creative Writing Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in this state offer a total of 15 programs in creative writing. Of these programs, close to 53.3% are master's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Creative Writing Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 1
  • Bachelor: 6
  • Master: 8

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26670
  • 25th Percentile: 39850
  • Median: 56070
  • 75th Percentile: 77320
  • 90th Percentile: 100590

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44620
  • Median Salary 2007: 49960
  • Median Salary 2008: 52410
  • Median Salary 2009: 56150
  • Median Salary 2010: 56070
  • Total Employed 2006: 1370
  • Total Employed 2007: 1290
  • Total Employed 2008: 1370
  • Total Employed 2009: 1720
  • Total Employed 2010: 1700

Illinois vs National Creative Writing Employment

Illinois vs National Creative Writing Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 4.148% (1700)

Creative Writing Schools in Illinois

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1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 629-6100

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers three creative writing programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in creative writing, one bachelor's level creative writing degree, and one degree at the master's level in creative writing. It is located in the center of Chicago. SAIC is one of 2 art colleges in Illinois. It is the eighth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering creative writing.

2. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago is in the center of Chicago. This school offers two creative writing programs. More specifically, this school offers students one bachelor's level degree in creative writing and one degree at the master's level in creative writing. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth in the state of Illinois.

3. Knox College

2 E South St
Galesburg, IL 61401-9999
(309) 341-7000

Knox College is in Galesburg, IL and this school offers one program in creative writing. Overall, 1,392 students seek degrees in 35 Knox College programs. This school is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering creative writing programs.

4. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers one creative writing program and this university, which is very close to Carbondale, Illinois, is in a rural area. SIUC is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering creative writing.

5. Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

Roosevelt University is located in the center of Chicago and it offers one program in creative writing. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering creative writing.

6. DePaul University

55 E Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8000

DePaul University is located in the center of Chicago and it offers one creative writing program. DePaul is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this big school ranks second in the state of Illinois.

7. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

601 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 0.9 miles from the center of the city and it offers one creative writing program. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This research university is the third oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in creative writing.

8. North Central College

30 N Brainard St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 637-5100

North Central College, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Naperville, IL and it offers one program in creative writing. This liberal arts college is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. This school ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

9. Chicago State University

9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
(773) 995-2000

Chicago State University offers one program in creative writing. 7,354 students seek degrees in 59 CSU programs, overall. CSU ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.

10. Millikin University

1184 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522-2084
(217) 424-6211

Millikin University, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Decatur, IL and it offers one program in creative writing. Overall, 2,328 students seek degrees in 44 MU programs. This small school is the third biggest institution in the state of Illinois offering creative writing in terms of programs.

11. Northwestern University

633 Clark St
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 491-3741

Northwestern University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Evanston, IL. It offers two creative writing programs. Of those, this university offers students one creative writing degree at the bachelor's level and one degree at the master's level in creative writing. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Illinois.